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Reconstructing modernity: Space, power and governance in mid-twentieth century British cities

James Greenhalgh


Reconstructing modernity assesses the character of approaches to rebuilding British cities during the decades after the Second World War. It explores the strategies of spatial governance that sought to restructure society and looks at the cast of characters who shaped these processes. It challenges traditional views of urban modernism as moderate and humanist, shedding new light on the importance of the immediate post-war for the trajectory of urban renewal in the twentieth century. The book shows how local corporations and town planners in Manchester and Hull attempted to create order and fun ... More

Keywords: Reconstruction, Modernity, Urban Modernism, Planning, Social Housing, Rebuilding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526114143
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526114143.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Greenhalgh, author
Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Lincoln